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PURE Insurance Championship Coming to Pebble Beach

14 Sep, 2018


PGA TOUR Champions and The First Tee announced the 81 junior golfers selected to play in the 2018 PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee. The annual event, hosted by the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, will be held September 24-30 at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California, and will be televised internationally on Golf Channel.

The PURE Insurance Championship is the only event of its kind in which 81 junior golfers are teamed with 81 PGA TOUR Champions players and 162 amateurs during an official PGA TOUR Champions tournament. The juniors, ages 14 to 18, compete for the pro-junior title. Representing 22 states, the juniors were selected by a national panel of judges based on playing ability and application of the Nine Core Values and life skills learned through The First Tee’s programs.

The junior field was announced this morning on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive. The show included PGA TOUR winner Jason Gore, Web.com Tour member Cameron Champ, Arizona State University football coach Herm Edwards, Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais and Golf Channel host Charlie Rymer, with 11 junior golfers receiving surprises informing them of their selection.

“We are proud to be a part of such a prestigious event that supports so many deserving young men and women from The First Tee throughout the country,” said Katherine Frattarola, Chief Marketing Officer of the PURE Group of Insurance Companies. “They are what make this tournament so special, and it’s humbling to be a part of something that has such a profound impact on their lives both on and off the course.”

As of July 11, players committed to compete in the PURE Insurance Championship include defending champion and World Golf Hall of Fame member Bernhard Langer, as well as fellow World Golf Hall of Fame members Colin Montgomerie, Mark O’Meara and Sandy Lyle. Players have until Friday, September 21 to commit, with additional commitments to be announced in the coming months.

“We are proud of the junior golfers selected to play at this year’s PURE Insurance Championship,” said Keith Dawkins, Chief Executive Officer of The First Tee. “These 81 teens, and the event, embody The First Tee’s beliefs around the importance of fan engagement, diversity and inclusion and having a sense of civic responsibility that is expressed through our Nine Core Values.”

In this 15th tournament year, more than 870 kids from The First Tee have played in the tournament, meeting and learning from PGA TOUR Champions players and amateurs in the field while showcasing the Nine Core Values and the leadership and life skills they have acquired at The First Tee chapters.

Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the sport of golf and The First Tee’s Nine Core Values to more than 15 million kids, positively impacting their lives along the way. The First Tee’s Nine Core Values are: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. The PURE Insurance Championship is one of 10 national opportunities provided by The First Tee headquarters to encourage and motivate kids as they progress through the program and toward high school graduation.

Clint Eastwood is chairman of the event. Play will be conducted on Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course on Friday and Saturday, with the final round contested solely at Pebble Beach on Sunday.

For more information on the tournament, please visit PUREInsuranceChampionship.com.

To learn more about The First Tee, please visit TheFirstTee.org

The First Tee participants selected to play in the 2018 PURE Insurance Championship (alphabetical by state):

 

 

 

 

 

First Name

Last Name

Chapter

City:

State:

Ethan

Loafman

The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas

Rogers

AR

Jack

Breidenbach

The First Tee of Phoenix

Phoenix

AZ

Taylor

Harvey

The First Tee of Phoenix

Cave Creek

AZ

Michelle

Koo

The First Tee of Phoenix

Scottsdale

AZ

Mika

Miyata

The First Tee of Phoenix

Chandler

AZ

Roberto

Aguayo

The First Tee of Monterey County

Salinas

CA

Olivia

Alcoran

The First Tee of Greater Sacramento

Folsom

CA

Angelica

Antonio

The First Tee of Contra Costa

Benicia

CA

Owen

Avrit

The First Tee of Central Coast

Arroyo Grande

CA

William

Bensch

The First Tee of San Joaquin

Stockton

CA

Courtney

Cervellin

The First Tee of Greater Sacramento

Elk Grove

CA

Stephanie

Heimler

The First Tee of San Diego

San Diego

CA

Yena

Jang

The First Tee of Greater Sacramento

Roseville

CA

Linette

Jun

The First Tee of Silicon Valley

Cupertino

CA

Christopher

Khan

The First Tee of San Joaquin

Stockton

CA

Calton

Kong

The First Tee of Silicon Valley

Cupertino

CA

Erica

Lam

The First Tee of Silicon Valley

San Jose

CA

Nthenya

Maithya

The First Tee of Central Valley

Modesto

CA

Skyler

May

The First Tee of San Joaquin

Stockton

CA

Isabelle

O'Brien

The First Tee of Contra Costa

Concord

CA

Hailey

Salomone

The First Tee of Contra Costa

Martinez

CA

Matthew

Sutherland

The First Tee of Greater Sacramento

Carmichael

CA

Dylan

Van Ostrand

The First Tee of Greater Sacramento

Sacramento

CA

Caroline

Wales

The First Tee of the Coachella Valley

La Quinta

CA

Jack

Wright

The First Tee of Fresno

Chowchilla

CA

Kelly

Yu

The First Tee of Silicon Valley

San Jose

CA

Christina

Carroll

The First Tee of Delaware

Bear

DE

Haley

Quickel

The First Tee of Delaware

Middletown

DE

Josh

Braverman

The First Tee of Naples/Collier

Naples

FL

Cole

Chastain

The First Tee of Central Florida

Orlando

FL

Ana Elise

Cunneen

The First Tee of St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg

FL

Giuliana

Gomez

The First Tee of Miami

Miami

FL

Vivian

Guite

The First Tee of Naples/Collier

Naples

FL

Kelli

Kragh

The First Tee of Naples/Collier

Estero

FL

Thomas

McClellan

The First Tee of Sarasota/Manatee

Bradenton

FL

Kaleb

Palm

The First Tee of Central Florida

Orlando

FL

Elise

Schultz

The First Tee of Northwest Florida

Pace

FL

William

Cawthon

The First Tee of Augusta

Augusta

GA

Mylz

Oliver

The First Tee of Atlanta

Fairburn

GA

Gary

Chong

The First Tee of Lake County

Chicago

IL

Chloe

Morrissey

The First Tee of Greater Chicago

Gurnee

IL

Parker

Norton

The First Tee of Salina

Salina

KS

Parker

Renz

The First Tee of Salina

Salina

KS

Colby

Unruh

The First Tee of Greater Kansas City

Overland Park

KS

Andrew Santiago

Caldwell

The First Tee of Pine Mountain

Calvin

KY

Cameron

Martin

The First Tee of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

Cold Spring

KY

Brayden

Seguin

The First Tee of East Baton Rouge Parish

Zachary

LA

Jake

Griffin

The First Tee of Greater Washington, DC

Kensington

MD

Rhianna

Stitt

The First Tee of Greater Baltimore

Baltimore

MD

Kayleigh

Zeman

The First Tee of Greater Washington, DC

Silver Spring

MD

Davis

Longyear

The First Tee of Benton Harbor

Stevensville

MI

Jay

Frolick

The First Tee of the Twin Cities

Minneapolis

MN

Kurt

Lambert

The First Tee of Three Rivers Park District

Maple Grove

MN

Rebecca

Connolly

The First Tee of the Triad

Winston-Salem

NC

Grace

Kehoe

The First Tee of Greater Charlotte

Charlotte

NC

Jaclyn

Kenzel

The First Tee of the Sandhills

Southern Pines

NC

Victoria

Ladd

The First Tee of the Triad

Greensboro

NC

Cameren

Dawkins

The First Tee of Metropolitan New York

Hillside

NJ

River

Smalley

The First Tee of San Juan County

Farmington

NM

Benjamin

Spitz

The First Tee of Western New York

Orchard Park

NY

Kirsten

Matlock

The First Tee of Fort Smith

Muldrow

OK

Kharynton

Beggs

The First Tee of Greater Charleston

Charleston

SC

Kendall

Wallace

The First Tee of Columbia

Blythewood

SC

Justin

Reed

The First Tee of Middle Tennessee

College Grove

TN

Jackson

Carr

The First Tee of Fort Worth

Arlington

TX

Lauren

Chasczewski

The First Tee of Fort Worth

Colleyville

TX

Calvrann

Coker

The First Tee of Fort Worth

Fort Worth

TX

Rustyn

Goolsby

The First Tee of The Piney Woods

Mt. Pleasant

TX

Gavin

Hogan

The First Tee of Fort Worth

Fort Worth

TX

Ethan

Korock

The First Tee of Greater Houston

Austin

TX

Sydni

Leung

The First Tee of Greater Dallas

Plano

TX

Joshua

Lim

The First Tee of Greater San Antonio

San Antonio

TX

Marian

Loaeza

The First Tee of Greater El Paso

El Paso

TX

Mallorie

Luitwieler

The First Tee of Greater Houston

Katy

TX

Kaila

McAbee

The First Tee of Fort Worth

Fort Worth

TX

Haili

Moore

The First Tee of Greater Dallas

Prosper

TX

Lauren

Nguyenphu

The First Tee of Greater Dallas

Allen

TX

Christian

Rodriguez

The First Tee of Greater Houston

Houston

TX

Beau

Fenton

The First Tee of Greater Seattle

Auburn

WA

Brayden

Miles

The First Tee of The Inland Northwest

Spokane Valley

WA

Jack

Miller

The First Tee of Greater Seattle

Redmond

WA

About Monterey Peninsula Foundation: Monterey Peninsula Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization which donates funds from the proceeds of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on the PGA TOUR and the PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee, a PGA TOUR Champions tournament. The Foundation focuses on improving the quality of life in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties. 

About PURE: Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange (PURE) is a member-owned reciprocal insurer dedicated to creating an exceptional experience for responsible high net worth individuals and families. PURE provides customizable coverage for high-value homes, automobiles, jewelry, art, personal liability, watercraft, flood, fraud and cyber fraud to more than 75,000 responsible, high net worth families throughout the U.S.  Inspired by some of the finest policyholder-owned companies, PURE emphasizes alignment of interests and transparency. PURE's low cost of capital, careful member selection and proactive risk management all contribute to highly competitive rates. In return for a fee, PURE Risk Management, LLC acts as Attorney-in-Fact for PURE. PURE membership is subject to an executed Subscriber's Agreement & Power of Attorney. For more information or to find a local broker, visit pureinsurance.com. You can follow PURE on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

About The First Tee: The First Tee is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth sports organization whose mission is to grow the game of golf by transforming the experience that kids (and families) have with the sport. The First Tee is engaging the next generation of fans through unique golf experiences, signature events and strategic partnerships. Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the sport of golf and The First Tee’s Nine Core Values to more than 15 million kids, positively impacting their lives along the way. The First Tee offers programs in all 50 states, reaching more than 5 million kids annually through: The National School Program in more than 10,000 elementary schools, 150 chapters at more than 1,200 golf courses and The First Tee DRIVE at 1,300 youth centers. The First Tee is expanding globally and currently offers programs at six international locations.  The First Tee’s Founding Partners are LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the USGA. Golf Channel is The First Tee’s proud media partner and former President George W. Bush serves as honorary chair.

About PGA TOUR Champions: PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 35 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2018, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 27 tournaments across the United States, Scotland and Canada, with purses totaling more than $56 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 350 million potential households. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at PGATOUR.com, at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @championstour.

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